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IE Israel Club panel with entrepreneurs

Written on June 4, 2014 by Campus Life in Geographic

VCPANELOn Saturday, May 17th, the Israel Club Madrid Chapter organized a unique panel with 3 Israeli start-up entrepreneurs.

The main purpose of the panel was to bring hands-on entrepreneurs in the different stages of their ventures, share their experiences and ask them questions that are important on the entrepreneurship process.

In the conversation each of the presenters presented his journey and experience with Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and after an open panel for Q&A.

The entrepreneurs that participated in the panel:

–       Omri Morgenshtern- CEO of Qlika, a recently acquired start-up, focused on digital marketing. 

–       Yuval Ariav – Co-founder and CTO of a new and promising company called Fundbox, which has recently raised 17.5$ Million in series A funding.

–       Nadav Weizmann – Is the co-founder and CTO of a new venture called Docady.

The Panel was very interesting and enlightening. Many tips, day-to-day experiences and challenges were shared, along with strategic view and insightful advices. Main topics discussed were – Advices for people interested in starting their venture, finding the right idea, the entrepreneurship day-to-day life and challenges, raising money, dealing with VC, and more.

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The Israeli-Spanish Venture Capital market

Written on April 28, 2014 by Campus Life in Geographic

2014-04-02 16.56.11On April 2nd, the IE Israel Club had the honor to host Venture Capital guest speakers. Yuval Avni, partner at GizaVC and Veronica Trapa, Managing director at Swanlaab. Founded in 1992, GizaVC is one of the leading VC firms in Israel. Swanlaab is a Spanish VC firm aiming to help Spanish start-ups to scale up. It was established as a joint venture between GizaVC and IVC – a Spanish consulting group.

In the session, Yuval and Veronica discussed the Venture Capital industry, the ecosystem in Israel and Spain, opportunities and how-to’s. We learned how a VC firm builds a portfolio, assess risks and most importantly, creates value for their investors and investees.

2014-04-02 16.17.38The ongoing economic crisis has created opportunities in Spain for entrepreneurs. High unemployment rate, combined with good engineering education and relatively low-cost engineers compared to other places, have led young people to an immigrate-or-innovate approach – the latter appearing as more attractive. Furthermore, government incentives for investors and entrepreneurs also fertilize the ecosystem. Yuval and Veronica also explained that there is an equity gap in Spain, providing opportunities for venture capital firms, which are investing between three to nine million dollars per venture.

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